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2012-03-24 04:46:39

A new method to make better use of vast amounts of data related to global geography, population and climate may help determine the relative importance of population increases vs. climate change. While several recent studies suggest that much of the world is likely to experience freshwater shortages as the population increases and temperatures rise, determining the relative impact of each has been difficult. An Oak Ridge National Laboratory paper published in Computers & Geosciences...

World Water Day 2012
2012-03-22 09:48:05

Today marks World Water Day 2012, a day created by the United Nations that is meant to focus on the importance of sustaining freshwater sources. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says the world will have to produce up to 70 percent more food to feed the 9 billion people expected to inhabit Earth by 2050.  It said this will ultimately require better water management. Water consumption by agriculture is expected to jump 19 percent by 2050, but the U.N. World Water...

2012-03-01 20:00:00

Most water used worldwide goes toward feeding people, says report published in PLoS ONE Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012 A new report published in the online journal PLoS ONE, analyzing water consumption in 405 river basins around the world, found that water scarcity impacts at least 2.7 billion people for at least one month each year. “Freshwater is a scarce resource; its annual availability is limited and demand is growing,” said Arjen Hoekstra, professor in water...

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2009-03-16 15:37:47

The 5th World Water Forum kicked off on Monday in Istanbul, Turkey to discuss the current and future state of the Earth's water supply. Hosted every three years by the World Water Council, the Forum is intended to serve four primary purposes: "to raise the importance of water on the political agenda; to support the deepening of discussions towards the solution of international water issues in the 21st century; to formulate concrete proposals and bring their importance to the world's...

2008-07-08 09:00:36

Text of report by Iraqi newspaper Al-Mashriq on 3 July ["Wave of Drought Affects Vast Areas in Iraq"] Iraq, also known as the land between the two rivers, currently suffers from a severe water shortage, which many farmers say could lead to a wide-scale wave of drought as a result of low rainfall during the winter season and the water policies of neighbouring countries. Many Iraqi farmers said that the wheat and barley crops have declined a lot this year compared to last year due to low...

2006-08-15 04:05:00

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - A third of the world is facing water shortages because of poor management of water resources and soaring water usage, driven mainly by agriculture, the International Water Management Institute said on Wednesday. Water scarcity around the world was increasing faster than expected, with agriculture accounting for 80 percent of global water consumption, the world authority on fresh water management told a development conference in Canberra. Globally, water...

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2006-08-16 04:05:00

By James Grubel CANBERRA -- A third of the world is facing water shortages because of poor management of water resources and soaring water usage, driven mainly by agriculture, the International Water Management Institute said on Wednesday. Water scarcity around the world was increasing faster than expected, with agriculture accounting for 80 percent of global water consumption, the world authority on fresh water management told a development conference in Canberra. Globally, water usage had...

2006-08-16 03:41:48

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - A third of the world is facing water shortages because of poor management of water resources and soaring water usage, driven mainly by agriculture, the International Water Management Institute said on Wednesday. Water scarcity around the world was increasing faster than expected, with agriculture accounting for 80 percent of global water consumption, the world authority on fresh water management told a development conference in Canberra....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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